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senator william cohen he appointed to his defense secretary. and president george bush did the same thing, he pointed one democrat, norman mineta was chosen by george w. bush to serve as transportation secretary. in george w. bush's second term, norm mineta stuck around. he did not leave until close to the end. so president bush never appointed another democrat, but he did have that one democrat, norman mineta during that term in his cabinet. barack obama at this point has doubled the record of cabinet bipartisanship of his predecessors, and more than that. you'll recall that he picked bob gates to stay on as secretary of defense. so republican at defense. president obama also picked ray lahood for the norm mineta honorary bipartisanship chair over at the department of transportation. transportation was held by a democrat under bush. it has been held by a republican the whole time under obama. but beyond that, beyond defense and transportation, president obama also had another attempt at bringing another republican into his cabinet. you remember when he offered judd gregg the job of comme
house is looking at those kinds of things, labor law. larry cohen was talking about some of this earlier, the ed show. i am hopeful the white house sees a path to move the country forward. >> do you think immigration and gun reform, which the president has put forward as it first. for the first term that they can move in the senate? >> i think immigration can move in the senate. a number of things we can get in the senate because we have a way of getting over the 60 votes or speeding up the process. the house still doesn't move on it, so perhaps immigration gets through this. if it doesn't get through the house, the president will use executive powers that he has. it isn't ever as good invoking the executive powers, executive orders and other things. it will be pretty hard. there will be a lot of public pressure, as the president pushes us. i think they will use the next four years, use the bully pulpit. the republicans are going to say he is out campaigning. i think he is pushing his agenda. he needs to go over the heads of republicans to do it. i am pretty optimistic this will be a pre
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